HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

And now less than $1k to the yellow! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,514
Woo hoo!! And now over 89%!! Less than $9.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

US: New York (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Cuomo and de Blasio Censor Ads for a Show about Freedom

    11/29/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/15 | John Fund
    Americans increasingly support free speech as a concept but make lots of exceptions. A new Pew Research poll found that 40 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minority groups. New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, certainly agree. Often rivals, they teamed up to remove a set of controversial subway ads advertising a new Amazon series that depicts an alternate history in which the Nazis and the Japanese won World War II and divided control of America between...
  • Trump’s rhetoric turning Muslims against the US, McCain says

    11/29/2015 12:43:40 PM PST · by McGruff · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | Novemebr 29, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric is only serving to turn the international Muslim community against the U.S. "Oh, I think it has an interesting effect of turning Muslims all over the world against the United States of America, which is 99.44 percent people who practice an honorable religion," the Arizona senator said of Trump on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "As all of our candidates bloviate about the refugees, [Syrian President] Bashar Assad is a major cause of the refugees which are now flooding Europe and causing such consternation in the United States," he said....
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • 2 Black Social Stars (Diamond and Silk) Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

    11/28/2015 12:10:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 11/28/2015
    2 Black Social Stars Have a BRUTAL Message for Obama about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION...You Are Going to Love This...GOING VIRAL Diamond and Silk are mad as hell. Donald J. Trump will build the wall and secure us all. ILLEGAL Immigration has ripped away the fabric of America. Obama and Hillary don't care about securing America house but they secure their own houses. Democrats wants people to be satisfied with crumbs while they continue to drain this country dry. "We're Not Going To Take It Anymore" Wake Up America.......... #Stump4TrumpBaby
  • Fingerlakes March For Climate Justice This Sunday (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2015 8:34:58 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | David L. Shaw
    WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes March for Climate Justice will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Watkins Glen. The march will begin with a rally at the marina and then marchers will go through downtown south to the foot of Watkins Glen State Park and back. Speakers will include Cornell University climate scientist Robert Howarth, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, Renovus Solar CEO Joe Sliker, solar energy expert Suzanne Hunt of Yates County and biologist and climate activist Sandra Steingraber of Trumansburg. Steingraber and Howarth will travel to France for the Paris Climate Summit soon after Sunday’s march.
  • How Donald Trump courted the right-wing fringe to conquer the GOP

    11/27/2015 2:51:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27th, 2015 | By McKay Coppins
    Early one evening in January 2014, I sat in a darkened den with walnut-paneled walls and baroque furniture, trying desperately to get Donald Trump to stop telling me about his Barack Obama conspiracy theories. “And to this day,” my billionaire host bellowed, “we haven’t seen those records!” Our interview had started out fine, but now Trump kept veering off on long, excited tangents about forged birth certificates and presidential coverups. No matter what questions I asked, I couldn’t get him off the subject. “We have seen a book of [Obama’s] as a young man that said he was from Kenya,...
  • Can Donald Trump's Mockery of a Disabled Reporter be Defended?

    11/27/2015 2:56:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 436 replies
    RedState ^ | November 27, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    ...Mocking a disabled person for their disability has been universally passe since at least the 1950s, and so some of his supporters have been out on twitter over the last couple of days offering various defenses for Trump's behavior on this video. It is important to note that Trump himself has (as far as I know) offered only this by way of "explanation" for his actions: Defense 1. Trump didn't know Koveleski was disabled... So, to believe that Trump had no idea what Koveleski looked like or the particulars of his disability, you would have to believe a) that the...
  • Washington Post and New York Times: Ted Cruz is the next Barry Goldwater

    11/27/2015 4:24:41 PM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Red State ^ | November 27th, 2015 | slheis
    It is no coincidence that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recent rise in the polls come attempts to downplay or diminish him as a viable GOP candidate.Two recent columns, one each from the Washington Post and NY Times, attempt to do just that. A column on November 24th by obscure Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman titled “Sen. Ted Cruz could actually be the Republican nominee for President” is especially derogatory in nature. Although conceding Cruz’s rise in the polls and the momentum he currently has, Waldman makes the following statement: “But from one angle - probably yours if you're a...

    11/27/2015 12:03:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a misleading debate over accepting Obama's first batch of Syrian migrants, the vast majority of whom are Sunni Muslim economic migrants, not refugees, and unlike the genuinely persecuted Christians and Yazidis whom we are not taking in, face no actual persecution. The media bellows ceaselessly that the Sunni Muslims are just like the Jews during the Holocausts. They're more like the Nazi war criminals fleeing Berlin after losing the war. Like the Nazis, they also hate America and want to kill Jews. Polls show at least 1,300 of Obama's first refugee batch support ISIS. The vast majority of Americans...
  • Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year

    11/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    AEI ^ | November 23, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year vs. +6,200 food jobs in rest of state [ Full title ]. What effect will the eventual 58% increase in labor costs from $9.47 to $15 an hour have on small businesses, including Seattle area restaurants? Actually, it will be more like a 95% increase for many employers to $18.55 an hour once all costs and taxes are added. It's too soon to tell for sure, but there is already some preliminary evidence that April's minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, along with the pending increase of...
  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson to Tour Refugee Camps in Jordan to Battle ‘Premature Capitulation ...

    11/26/2015 10:22:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 26, 2015 | Matthew Boyle & Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson boarded a flight to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan late on Thanksgiving to embark on a tour of Syrian refugee camps there on Friday, he told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview before the trip. The tour–which Carson is taking so he can learn more about how to solve the refugee crisis by resettling Syrians throughout the Middle East, rather than bringing any refugees to the United States of America or placing more in Europe–means the world-leading neurosurgeon is the first 2016 GOP presidential candidate to tour refugee camps in Jordan. “I’m going to be visiting...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Trump denies mocking disabled reporter (still controlling the narrative)

    11/26/2015 2:48:04 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 198 replies
    msn.com ^ | Bradford Richardson
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he does not know the disabled New York Times reporter he is accused of mocking. "I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovaleski is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence," Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday. "I don't know if he's J.J. Watt or Muhammad Ali in his prime--or somebody of less athletic or physical ability." Trump cited an article written by Kovaleski in 2001, when he wrote for The Washington Post, that appeared to corroborate the businessman's story of seeing Arab-Americans in New Jersey celebrating...
  • Trump vindicated? WaPo factchecker outed for spin

    11/26/2015 10:54:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 11/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    In a rather bizarre twist on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Trump - the one about his claims of seeing New Jersey Muslims cheer the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on America's soil - the Washington Post's own factchecker on the story was forced to explain his Pinocchio characterization of the presidential candidate and clarify why he left out a crucial fact: that his very own newspaper actually reported on the alleged cheers. First, a run-down: Trump raised eyebrows this past week by claiming on several occasions to have seen thousands of Muslims on television cheering the 2001 terror attacks....
  • Washington Post Clumsily Gives Trump Easy Out on 9/11

    11/26/2015 7:52:10 AM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Joe Concha
    Like pretty much else in this race for the White House as it pertains to Donald Trump, this Muslims-celebrating-in-Jersey-after-9/11-story dominating the narrative for days is a fascinating study in media process. Before we continue, a little background from the author: I was in New York on 9/11. I lived in Jersey (still do) at the time. I, like the rest of the country, watched the news non-stop for days, weeks after the attacks. And while I do vividly remember images coming out of the Middle East of people openly celebrating the attacks (that one older woman with big glasses snapping...
  • Why Donald Trump may think he saw people cheering on 9/11

    11/24/2015 1:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/2015 | By Max Ehrenfreund
    There's a difference between a lie and an honest mistake. However slight, it's a crucial distinction in politics, and especially in the campaign of Donald Trump.On Saturday, the real-estate magnate insisted that after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he watched news footage of "thousands of thousands of people" celebrating in northern New Jersey -- "where you have large Arab populations," in his words.Journalists have searched news archives for any evidence of such footage and turned up empty handed. Public officials and law enforcement in New Jersey say Trump's account is utterly false.But Trump's assertion might not be a...
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ...we saw it!

    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It's not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," Trump said Saturday. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Ben Carson Claims He ‘Saw The Film’ of American Muslims Celebrating on 9/11

    11/23/2015 11:56:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Alex Griswold
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson backed up Donald Trump's claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey partied on September 11, 2001, telling a journalist that he had actually seen video of the incident. ABC News' Katherine Faulders tweeted out video of the exchange Monday afternoon.
  • Trump Responds to The NYTimes Latest Hit Piece

    11/26/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 69 replies
    Trump Face Book Page ^ | 11/26/2015 | Donald Trump
    Here is the pack of lies from The WashPost and NYTimes...
  • Trump’s resurgence from general attacks a test for critics

    11/26/2015 5:42:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/26/2015 | David Sherfinski
    The Club for Growth thought it had dented Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s chances in Iowa with ads accusing him of being a false conservative, but the billionaire businessman has surged back to the lead in polls, showing a staying power that’s confounded pundits and fellow candidates. The Club’s battle with Mr. Trump is shaping up as an early test of his campaign with little more than two months to go before Iowa holds its first-in-the-nation caucuses.
  • Running mate? Tea party activists convinced Trump eyeing Cruz for ticket

    11/26/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/15 | S.A. Miller
    A group of tea party activists is convinced that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has struck a secret deal with rival Sen. Ted Cruz to guarantee the Texan the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and conservatives are raving that it would be the best pairing since Harry Burnett Reese combined peanut butter and Hershey’s chocolate.The Cruz campaign vehemently denied that there was an agreement to form the conservatives’ “dream ticket,” while the Trump campaign remained mum.“There is no such secret deal,” said Cruz campaign national spokesman Rick Tyler.Still, speculation about an arranged marriage of Mr. Trump’s self-styled conservative crusade...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • BUSTED: Anti-Trump Consultant Liz Mair Paid $15K A Month By Dictator (WITH UPDATE)

    11/24/2015 5:43:35 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 45 replies
    Gotnews ^ | 11-24-2015 | Charles C, Johnson
    Failed political consultant Liz Mair is crowd funding a political attack on billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump and she’s getting noticed.
  • Family earning over $1 million living in NYC public housing

    11/26/2015 3:40:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    pix11.com ^ | november 25, 2015 | myles miller
    PIX11 Investigates has found over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments. "They should move them out," said Carmen Santiago, an Alfred E. Smith Houses resident. Housing records obtained by PIX11 Investigates show a family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 in monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment. The household's annual income was $497,911 and the head of household owned real estate "that produced $790,534 in rental income between 2009 and 2013," according to a report by the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development....
  • Record 3.5 Million Defy Terror Fears to Watch the Spectacular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ...

    11/26/2015 12:13:57 PM PST · by Cecily · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
  • Your Republican Uncle (New DNC website providing talking points)

    11/25/2015 9:36:26 AM PST · by TXnMA · 49 replies
    DNC website ^ | Undefined, but current | DNC
    YOUR REPUBLICAN UNCLE The holiday season is filled with food, traveling, and lively discussions with Republican relatives about politics sometimes laced with statements that are just not true. Here are the most common myths spouted by your family members who spend too much time listening to Rush Limbaugh and the perfect response to each of them. Want to stay in the know all year round? Sign up to have the latest updates on how Democrats are fighting back against Republicans.
  • 'Man In The High Castle' Subway Ads, Featuring Nazi Symbols, Removed From Trains

    11/25/2015 7:48:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 24, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A set of controversial subway ads featuring what appear to be Nazi symbols has been removed, following a livid response ... The ads for "The Man in the High Castle," which are running on the 42nd Street Shuttle or S Train, feature what look like Japanese Rising Sun flags and Nazi imperial eagles. The show, based on the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel of the same title, imagines an alternate history where the Axis powers win World War II ...
  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...

    11/25/2015 7:14:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 88 replies
    Drudge ^ | Nov 25: 2015
    REUTERS 5-DAY ROLLING POLL: TRUMP 38%, CRUZ 11.6%, CARSON 11.5%, RUBIO 8.2%... MORE...
  • It's Ted v Trump. (Either way, the good guy wins)

    Donald Trump still has a healthy lead, at 33%. But it's become very clear that Ted Cruz is his primary competitor; he's up to 21%, as Ben Carson fades to a mere 12. Rubio is still the establishment's best hope, at 11.4%. Bush is rallying slightly at 7.9%, up from a low of 4.5%. I'm not really bothered by Bush rallying; he'll only steal oxygen from Rubio. Fiorina is at 4.2%; Huckabee at 3.3%; Kasich at 2.5%; Christie at 1.9%; Paul at 0.6% and Graham at 0. That's right, 0.
  • New Kasich Web Video: Donald Trump Is Pretty Much a Nazi, Right?

    11/25/2015 7:11:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | Jim Geraghty
    Yeesh. John Kasich's campaign takes its biggest shot at Donald Trump, featuring a former U.S. prisoner of war, Ret. Col. Thomas Moe, adapting a famous quote about the Nazis, and applying it to Trump. *snip* See what you've done, Governor Kasich? Now you've got me, Trump hater extraordinaire, forced to defend Trump from charges of crypto-Nazism. We still don't know whether Donald Trump really wants Muslims to register with the government. He's never directly proposed it. He's given a half-distracted, loosely-worded affirmative answer to a reporter when it was first brought up by the reporter. Every time he's asked since,...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential ’16 Endorsement: Immigration ‘Huge on My List’

    11/24/2015 5:23:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2015 | by TONY LEE
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said where GOP candidates stand on amnesty and immigration will be “huge” in determining which candidate she potentially endorses in this election cycle if she decides to make an endorsement that may well determine who will win the GOP presidential nomination. Palin praised Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% —who is the top champion of American workers in Congress—saying that he is “so good on immigration.” She added that it is probably “his number one issue that he thinks is most impacting on the future of America.” “He’s going to pick one candidate who’s strongest on that...
  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

    11/24/2015 2:33:02 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 24, 2015 | JOSH CORNFIELD
    Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.
  • TV networks can’t find common ground in dealing with Trump (Trump Wins)

    11/24/2015 12:20:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 23 at 7:41 PM | Paul Farhi
    Network TV representatives decided Monday not to fight restrictions imposed by Donald Trump's campaign on reporters covering the Republican presidential front-runner. In a conference call, the political-news chiefs of the five leading news networks conferred about the issue but came to no agreement about what to do, several people familiar with the discussion said. The call among news managers from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News came after two run-ins between network journalists and Trump officials last week. ... In interviews, officials from two networks described the conflicts between Lewandowski and reporters last week as an...
  • Trump campaign manager: Media suppressing proof of 9/11 claim

    11/24/2015 2:01:47 PM PST · by detective · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 24, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday continued to double down on the real estate mogul’s controversial claim that he saw “thousands and thousands” of Muslim-Americans cheering in New Jersey following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "For the mainstream media to go out and say that this didn’t happen is just factually inaccurate,” Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Breitbart News.
  • CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS Reportedly Band Together to Push Back Against Trump

    11/24/2015 7:24:38 AM PST · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 24 Nov 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    nemy: Donald Trump. The networks want Trump to ease restrictions placed on reporterscovering his events, the Washington Post reports. Over the past few weeks, stories have surfaced that indicate a particularly volatile relationship between Trump and the media. At a rally last Tuesday, a Trump aide threatened to revoke Noah Gray‘s media credentials after the CNN reporter briefly left the designated press area to cover a #BlackLivesMatter protester. The aide told Noah to “get back in the pen” or risk being “f*cking blacklisted.” At a rally Friday, Trump barred members of the press from covering the event, including reporters from...
  • Mika Brezezinski: 9/11 Rhetoric "Could Really Hurt Trump"

    11/24/2015 8:05:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” show co-host Mika Brzezinski warned that if Republican presidential front-runner continues to claim he watched celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, it could damage his candidacy.
  • Staten Island Mall restores tree lighting after trying to cancel Christmas events, spurring protest

    11/24/2015 5:00:14 AM PST · by ETL · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dan Good
    A Facebook group criticizing the Staten Island Mall for canceling its Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and Santa parade has attracted tens of thousands of followers, energizing debate about the loss of holiday traditions. The mall later apologized, announcing it would host a holiday celebration on Dec. 4 featuring Santa, a tree lighting and a toy drive. "We heard the disappointment in your shopper feedback regarding the cancellation of the annual Santa Parade. At Staten Island Mall, we pride ourselves on being a community partner and take our shoppers' sentiments to heart -- good and bad," mall officials said in a statement.
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • Trump faces challenge on eligibility for the New Hampshire ballot

    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump may be the clear Republican front-runner in New Hampshire but at least one member of his party is saying he shouldn't even be on the ballot. Former state party chairman Fergus Cullen, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump's, on Monday challenged the businessman's status within the party. "It is my belief that Mr. Trump must present evidence that he is a registered member of the Republican Party because his views, expressed over decades, are inconsistent with the Republican Party platform and the Republican Party of New Hampshire's statement of principles and bylaws," Cullen...
  • Trump Rally Columbus, OH After-action report.

    11/23/2015 7:28:21 PM PST · by LS · 43 replies
    Self | 11/23/2015 | LS
    We four arrived at the Convention Center at 6:30. There were a good 50 protesters and counter-protesters out front, real whack Jo's (some chick with a megaphone talking about some galactic something or other). Once inside, it looked like a good 8000-10,000, but I never got a good view of the full crowd. It was hard to hear him at times. He delivered his standard speech, "build the wall," beat China on trade, build up the military, get rid of Obamacare. He went over the latest polls, didn't bash Jeb, Carson, or Rubio. He didn't say as much on the...
  • Trump: Actually, I May Break My Pledge Not To Go Third Party

    11/23/2015 7:58:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 247 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Hey, remember this? The Pledge #MakeAmericaGreatAgain pic.twitter.com/5OVWdxgLn9 Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2015 After routinely flirting with a third-party run, Donald Trump signed an unambiguously-worded pledge in early September, vowing ;forego a third-party presidential bid if he fails to secure the Republican presidential nomination. Having committed his word,Trump averred that he had "no intention" of reconsidering the promise: "I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge," he said, calling the pledge "total." Now he's mad about some opponents and outside groups announcing plans to attack him, so the thin-skinned and erratic Republican frontrunner is once...
  • TRUMP ERUPTS AT RNC: 'THAT WASN'T THE DEAL!': GOP elites plot new campaign to harm candidacy

    11/23/2015 6:47:57 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 90 replies
    WND ^ | 11/23/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    A new campaign is underway by Republican establishment operatives to take out Donald Trump and ensure he's not the candidate of choice for the GOP - and the billionaire front-runner has taken to Twitter to call out the lead player as a "wacko" with few funding friends. Trump described the operation this way on Twitter over the weekend: "A woman who got fired after two days of working with Scott Walker - a wacko - now trying to raise funds to fight me." He was referring to Liz Mair, a brief former campaign worker for Walker's presidential push, who's now...
  • Nonie Darwish: Obama, Terror, and the Irrelevance of “Moderate Muslims”

    11/23/2015 6:19:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/23/15 | Pamela Geller
    One of the reasons that the so-called “moderate Muslims” have become irrelevant and incapable of helping themselves or the West against Islamic terrorism is that over the centuries they have become tolerant of Islamic terrorism and considered it as part of normal life. Average Muslims have been led to believe that they are victims of the outside world and not Islam, and that is why many are either silent or sympathize with jihadists and even terrorists as having a legitimate cause; but they tell the West they don’t approve of using terror as a solution, even though Islamic books do...
  • The media has no idea how to deal with Donald Trump's constant lying

    11/23/2015 6:03:57 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    Vox Media ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Donald Trump's interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week (above) is a great distillation of why covering the Republican frontrunner is proving so difficult for mainstream press outlets. On the one hand, he demands coverage. He's leading the race everywhere: nationally, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, in South Carolina. And with the exception of a brief surge for Ben Carson that's quickly dissipating, Trump has been leading consistently for more than three months. So outlets like ABC and shows like This Week would, naturally, like the longstanding GOP frontrunner to appear on their programs from time to time. It...
  • Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans, Jersey City | Editorial

    11/23/2015 3:42:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Jersey Journal Editorial ^ | November 23, 2015
    Donald Trump must apologize to Muslim Americans and to Jersey City for his untrue, divisive and reprehensible comments perpetuating an old rumor we thought had rightly died. By repeating – and indeed embellishing – this hateful rumor, Trump once again ratchets up the ugliness in the current political climate. Thousands and thousands of people in Jersey City did not cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Period. End of story. There is no need to continue to "fact check'' his words. The truth is that Trump's statements are factually, ethically and morally wrong. Those of...
  • Homeless Man In New York Finds Weapons Stolen From Worcester Armory

    11/23/2015 3:43:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11-22-15 | Jim Smith
    There are new developments in a story that has kept investigators busy for several days after police say a man stole guns from a Worcester armory and then fled to New York. Now, New York Police say they have recovered at least some of the weapons. It was a little more than a week ago when 16 military weapons were stolen from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center. Top officials voiced their concerns as the theft came during a time when national security concerns are at a high point.
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...